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Court Supremacy – Ruling of the Supremes.Arizona & ObamaCare

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What a week! Perhaps the most intense and controversial in a very long time, involving the judicial branch of government.

As promised, we will discuss and review the recent SCOTUS rulings, on Critical Discourse.

On Monday, June 25th, the Court ruled in favor of 1 of 4 provisions in Arizona’s SB-1070, regarding illegal immigration. While seen as a "victory", the Administration was disappointed in the upholding of the most controversial aspect, allowancing law enforcement officials to ascertain lawful citizenship. 

On Thursday, June 28th, what was a shock to many, the Court ruled in favor of the so-called Obamacare, most significant, Chief Justice Robert's vote in favor. Essentially, the mandate was deemed acceptable as a tax, which Congress can impose.

For sure, contention remains on both sides. With SB-1070, many are bitterly disappointed with what they see as legalized racial profiling. The Court did place the onus on the Federal government, in its responsibility to do what many have argued they have not done, enforcing illegal immigration law and policy.  .

President Obama praised the Court for the health care ruling, while Republican presidential presumed nominee, Mitt Romney reiterated his pledge, that if elected, he will repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act.

Well, here you have it, intense ideological and conceptual discourse at its finest.

That said, we expect much of the same on Critical Discourse, as we examine for both:

  1. The implications on the public, short and long term, on the American public
  2. Their pluses and minuses
  3. What these laws / rulings mean to you

Bring your ideas, energy, for we will be in the University of Critical Discourse – ‘Nuff said!

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